M.195, The Morgan Library & Museum

Holding institution title: Book of Hours

Holding institution classification: Book of Hours

Holding institution location: New York, NY

URL: https://www.themorgan.org/manuscript/146950


Digitization status: Partially digitized

Date: 1485-1500

Language(s): Latin, French

Use: Paris

Country of production: France

City or region of production: Paris

Illumination contents: Feasting, Aquarius, Warming before the fire, Pisces, Pruning vines, Aries, Two women in walled garden, Taurus, Lovers on a horse, Gemini, Mowing, Cancer, Reaping, Leo, Threshing, Virgo, Treading grapes, Libra, Sowing, Scorpio, Gathering acorns, Sagittarius, Slaughtering a pig, Capricorn, St. John the Evangelist, St. Luke, St. Matthew, St. Mark, Virgin Mary and Christ Child, Annunciation, Annunciation to the Shepherds, Adoration of the Magi, Presentation in the Temple, Flight into Egypt, Coronation of the Virgin, Last Judgment, King David Praying, Nathan addressing King David, Crucifixion, Christ before Pilate, Pentecost, Baptism of Christ, Administering Last Rites, Office of the Dead, Trinity, Archangel Michael, Man beheading St. John the Baptist and Salome with a plate, St. John the Evangelist boiled in a cauldron of oil, St. James, St. Christopher, St. Sebastian, St. Nicholas, St. Anthony, St. Catherine, Noli me tangere, St. Genevieve, St. Barbara

Text contents: Calendar, Gospel Sequences, Obsecro te, O Intemerata, Hours of the Virgin, Penitential Psalms, Litany, Short Hours of the Cross, Short Hours of the Holy Spirit, Office of the Dead, Suffrages

Hours intercalated?:

Personalization: An added, eighteenth-century biographical sketch of Arthur Chichester, Marquess of Donegall (1739-1799) appears on the book’s last leaf.




Materials: Vellum

Binding original?: No

Binding description: English 19th-century white vellum; lettered: Horae Beatae Mariae Virginis; in gray-brown slip case.

Folio height (in centimeters): 15

Folio width (in centimeters): 10

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